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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $675 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 37 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
486
Rank: 30th
out of 101 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
25,335
Rank: 22nd
out of 101 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
52.1 This Provider
Avg 37.4
Total Paid
by Medicare
$414K
Rank: 26th
out of 101 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$851 This Provider
Avg $675

Note: About 73% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in her office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all of her Part B patients.

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

SARAH CLARKSON M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 70 different services in 2014
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Drug Services
Medical Services
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
3,660
times performed,
14% of her services

1st 5th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

36
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$70,455an average of $19 per time performed $40,004
an average of $11 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection infliximab, 10 mg

Service Code: J1745
Performed in an office
2,940
times performed,
12% of her services

2nd 3rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

12
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.1)
$288,091an average of $98 per time performed $164,963
an average of $56 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
851
times performed,
3% of her services

3rd 8th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

109
patients got this service, 22% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$8,629an average of $10 per time performed $1,098
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
680
times performed,
3% of her services

4th 6th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

304
patients got this service, 63% of her patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$102,660an average of $151 per time performed $49,354
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
420
times performed,
2% of her services

5th 7th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

276
patients got this service, 57% of her patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$48,040an average of $114 per time performed $19,421
an average of $46 per time performed
drug
NA

Injection, zoledronic acid, 1 mg

Service Code: J3489
Performed in an office
175
times performed,
0.69% of her services

6th 21st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

34
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$54,250an average of $310 per time performed $10,677
an average of $61 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
163
times performed,
0.64% of her services

7th 10th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

91
patients got this service, 19% of her patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$24,310an average of $149 per time performed $7,529
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein up to 1 hour

Service Code: 96413
Performed in an office
123
times performed,
0.49% of her services

8th 14th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

21
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
5.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.4)
$46,863an average of $381 per time performed $11,512
an average of $94 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
0.41% of her services

9th 27th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

103
patients got this service, 21% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$31,518an average of $306 per time performed $4,890
an average of $47 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone so... +

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone sodium phosphate 3mg ×

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
0.32% of her services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in VA perform this service

56
patients got this service, 12% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,230an average of $15 per time performed $346
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of hand, 2 views

Service Code: 73120
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
0.29% of her services

11th 30th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

38
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,920an average of $80 per time performed $1,447
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
0.26% of her services

12th 20th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

46
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$1,980an average of $30 per time performed $1,228
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.21% of her services

13th 49th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

41
patients got this service, 8% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,860an average of $90 per time performed $1,216
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.19% of her services

14th 9th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

19
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.4)
$940an average of $20 per time performed $126
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.19% of her services

15th 50th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

46
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,410an average of $30 per time performed $667
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.18% of her services

16th 40th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

44
patients got this service, 9% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,350an average of $30 per time performed $1,086
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion of chemotherapy into a vein

Service Code: 96415
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.15% of her services

17th 17th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.3)
$2,660an average of $70 per time performed $818
an average of $22 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, euflexxa, for intra-articular i... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, euflexxa, for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7323
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.15% of her services

18th 51st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.6)
$14,700an average of $397 per time performed $4,480
an average of $121 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosi... +

Infusion into a vein for therapy, prevention, or diagnosis up to 1 hour ×

Service Code: 96365
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.14% of her services

19th 51st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

34
patients got this service, 7% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,850an average of $110 per time performed $1,848
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.14% of her services

20th 56th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

28
patients got this service, 6% of her patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,765an average of $79 per time performed $1,013
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.1% of her services

21st 67th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

19
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,375an average of $95 per time performed $609
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.1% of her services

22nd 22nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

25
patients got this service, 5% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,240an average of $290 per time performed $2,560
an average of $102 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.07% of her services

23rd 93rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

18
patients got this service, 4% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,610an average of $145 per time performed $445
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.07% of her services

24th 77th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

17
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,356an average of $139 per time performed $470
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.06% of her services

25th 60th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

15
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$832an average of $52 per time performed $232
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.06% of her services

26th 54th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

15
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,910an average of $194 per time performed $838
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Skin test for tuberculosis

Service Code: 86580
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.06% of her services

27th 106th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

14
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$336an average of $24 per time performed $78
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of small joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20600
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.05% of her services

28th 46th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,335an average of $103 per time performed $335
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of medium joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.05% of her services

29th 47th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

12
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,157an average of $89 per time performed $394
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.05% of her services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in VA perform this service

13
patients got this service, 3% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,148an average of $165 per time performed $471
an average of $36 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.05% of her services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in VA perform this service

12
patients got this service, 2% of her patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,080an average of $90 per time performed $184
an average of $15 per time performed

Office Visits

Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Sarah Bull Clarkson
Average for Rheumatology Providers in Virginia

Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

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Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

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